What's on inManchester

Welcome to Manchester

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Manchester - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Manchester to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

Editor's Picks






Forthcoming events in Manchester

08
JUL
A Splash Of Colour
Boulton House,

Open10am 3pm DailyCost Free Public AdmissionThrough our colour vision we understand our world. It warns us of danger makes objects quickly recognisable and helps us to store and retrieve precious memories. From the…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08000 287338
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08
JUL
PLANET CIRCUS THE WOW FACTOR!
SPA ROAD PLAYING FIELDS

Planet Circus The Wow Factor in BOLTON.Dont miss Britains number one family circus and its brand new 2015 super showFeaturing everything a traditional circus has with spectacular thrilling stunt action that will wow audiences of all ages. Presenting the worlds most dangerous…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07563 727206
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08
JUL
Pop-up Opera: Summer Season 2015
Capesthorne Hall

Rossinis LItaliana in Algeri2015 has already seen Pop‐up Opera return with a dazzling production of Mozarts comic opera Die Entfhrung aus dem Serail that could transform the way you think about opera as an art form Britishtheatre.com. Now theyre back with…

Location: 15.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07583 523827
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08
JUL
Wonderland
Palace Theatre Manchester

Wonderland at Palace Theatre Manchester in Manchester on Wednesday 08 July 2015. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all the tickets for…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

09
JUL
Leon Bridges
The Deaf Institute

Leon Bridges at The Deaf Institute in Manchester on Thursday 09 July 2015. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket price comparison…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
JUL
Neil Diamond
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

A favourite of BritEvents US singer and songwriter Neil Diamond appears in the UK again on a very welcome tour. Neil who was born in 1941 is famous for his crooning signature songs which…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
JUL
Tree of Codes
Opera House Manchester

Tree of Codes at Opera House Manchester in Manchester on Thursday 09 July 2015. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket price…

Location: 0.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

10
JUL
Area 11
Sound Control

Area 11 at Sound Control in Manchester on Friday 10 July 2015. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the best prices…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
JUL
Manchester Wine Tasting Experience Day
The Midland Hotel

Our Manchester Wine‐Tasting Courses are fantastic days out learning about wine in a relaxed and fun environment ‐ suitable for everyone from the absolute beginner through to budding wine enthusiast. Its a fullWine‐Tasting Experience Day where youll taste 14 Wines learn about…

Location: 0.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 08456 808367
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11
JUL
Talk: Craig Staff
Castlefield Gallery

To coincide with Castlefield Gallerys current exhibition Real Painting the gallery is delighted to welcome Craig Staff author of After Modernist Painting: The History of a Contemporary Practice 2013 to offer his response to the exhibition considering it in relation to paintings…

Location: 0.4 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01618 328034
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11
JUL
Abba Mania
Oldham Coliseum Theatre

Abba Mania at Oldham Coliseum Theatre in Oldham on Saturday 11 July 2015. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. Let us do…

Location: 7.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

11
JUL
Bette Midler
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

Bette Midler at Phones 4u Arena Manchester in Manchester on Saturday 11 July 2015. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
JUL
Manchester to Blackpool bike ride
Manchester United Football Ground

Starting from Manchester United Football Ground at Old Trafford this invigorating ride will take you along country lanes to the finish on the South Promenade at Blackpool where you can enjoy a barbecue live music and well‐earned massage not to mention a…

Location: 1.8 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL:
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13
JUL
Flare15
Royal Exchange Theatre

FLARE15A six day international festival of radical theatre by the next generation of theatre makers.Expect hilarious challenging thought‐provoking theatre. Expect theatre re‐invented by some of the most creative minds from the next generation of theatrical innovators. Expect the unexpected.A brilliant line‐up The…

Location: 0.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: BoxOffice:01618 339833
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15
JUL
Korn
O2 Apollo Manchester

Straight out of Bakersfield California the alternative metal band Korn busted out into the public with their debut namesake entitled Korn. Brought together in 1993 the members of this fine band include vocalist Jonathan Davis…

Location: 1.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

16
JUL
Putting It Together
Oldham Coliseum Theatre

Putting It Together at Oldham Coliseum Theatre in Oldham on Thursday 16 July 2015. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including…

Location: 7.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

18
JUL
Kids Planet Hale - Summer Fair & Open Day
Kids Planet Day Nursery Hale

Come along and join us for our open day on Saturday 18th July 10am ‐ 2pm.Meet our dedicated team and view our outstanding facilities. Plus we have lots of activities ‐ bouncy castle BBQ tombola raffle face painting refreshments and moreKids Planet…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01619 800062
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18
JUL
Kids Planet Sale - Open Day
Kids Planet Day Nursery Sale

Come along and join us for our open day on Saturday 18th July 11am ‐ 2pm.Meet our dedicated team and view our outstanding facilities.Kids Planet Sale Brook House Wharf Road Sale M33 2AFTel 0161 696 4799Email: salekidsplanetdaynurseries.co.uk…

Location: 4.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01619 694799
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19
JUL
Key 103 Summer Live 2015
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

Key 103 Summer Live 2015 at Phones 4u Arena Manchester in Manchester on Sunday 19 July 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Key 103 Summer Live 2015 live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

21
JUL
Mike Dignam
Sound Control

Mike Dignam at Sound Control in Manchester on Tuesday 21 July 2015. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. Let us do the…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

23
JUL
Love's Labour's Lost
Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens

A musical adaptation of Shakespeares Loves Labours Lost by open‐air theatre company Heartbreak Productions. Set at an Oxford College in the 20s this outdoor performance of Loves Labours Lost follows three young mens pursuit of three young women as they choose love…

Location: 4.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01926 430307
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25
JUL
Emma
Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens

An open‐air adaptation of Jane Austens romantic novel Emma by outdoor theatre company Heartbreak Productions. Watch a group of artists revisit the classic in this play within a play which examines art and culture as a whole. Sit back and giggle at…

Location: 4.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01926 430307
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25
JUL
Jeffrey's Corner Dukinfield Summer Fair & Open Day
Jeffrey's Corner Day Nursery Dukinfield

Come along and join us for our open day on Saturday 25th July 11am ‐ 2pm.Meet our dedicated team and view our outstanding facilities. Jeffreys Corner Dukinfield Jeffreys Drive Dukinfield SK16 4BZTel 0161 308 2020Email: dukinfieldjeffreyscorner.co.uk…

Location: 7.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01613 082020
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25
JUL
Jeffrey's Corner Springhead Summer Fair & Open Day
Jeffrey's Corner Day Nursery Springhead

Come along and join us for our open day on Saturday 25h July 11am ‐ 2pm.Meet our dedicated team and view our outstanding facilities. Plus lots of activities ‐ bouncy castle face painting tombola raffle refreshments and moreJeffreys Corner Springhead 37 Cooper…

Location: 9.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01616 206267
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25
JUL
Kids Planet Salford - Summer Fair & Open Day
Kids Planet Day Nursery Salford

Come along and join us for our open day on Saturday 25th July 11am ‐ 2pm.Meet our dedicated team and view our outstanding facilities. Plus we have lots of activities ‐ bouncy castle face painting tombola raffle refreshments and moreKids Planet Salford…

Location: 1.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01617 368788
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25
JUL
Mind Body Spirit Event
Macclesfield Senior Citizens Hall

Our annual Macclesfield MBS weekend event This is a quality show where you will feel you get a very personal service so join us and become more centred and focused. There will be palmistry tarot numerology astrology & International mediums such…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07828 187468
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25
JUL
Tytherington Club Summer Fair
The Tytherington Club

Join us on Saturday 25th July 11am ‐ 5pm for a fabulous family day outFREE ENTRY FOR ALL Funfair Food & Drink Raffle Childrens Activities Family Games Music Stalls Display Arena PLUS MUCH MORE...For more…

Location: 14.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01625 506000
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25
JUL
Jimmy Cliff
Manchester Academy 2

Jimmy Cliff is a reggae master and hes bringing his sweet beats to the UK Jimmy Cliff has been performing his legendary music for nearly fifty years. He and his music have been featured by…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
JUL
Car Boot & Table Top Sale
The Together Trust

Start sorting out your sheds attics garages and wardrobes as one persons rubbish is another persons treasureBargain hunters across Stockport make your way to the Together Trust Car Boot and Table Top Sale on Sunday 26th July to find an exciting array…

Location: 6.8 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 01612 834883
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26
JUL
Mum2mum Market North West
Cheadle Hulme Methodist Church

Baby kids & MaternityNEARLY NEW SALESELL: Sell your kids outgrown stuff and keep 100 of the proceeds. Its hassle free fun and profitableBUY: Buy top quality preloved baby and childrens goods at our pop‐up indoor market. We bring lots of sellers together…

Location: 7.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07905 906594
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Tourist Attractions


Imperial War Museum North

The museum tells people's stories of war and its impact. Built by Daniel Libeskind to resemble three shards of a shattered globe, representing conflict on land, air and water.Opened at The Quays in Trafford Park, Manchester in July 2002 and created to give northern audiences access to the…

Museum of Science and Industry

See thunderous cotton machinery demonstrated by our Presenters in the Textile Gallery.Weekdays 3:00pmWeekends 11:00am & 3:00pm…

The Lowry

A dazzling, award winning building in a stunning waterside location. One of the most exciting art galleries in Britain, explore L S Lowry's life and work in ways that might surprise you and discover something new in our other gallery spaces. Opening its door to the…

Dunham Massey

Country estate including mansion with important collections and 'below stairs' areas, impressive garden and deer park. An early Georgian house built around a Tudor core, Dunham Massey was extensively reworked in the early years of the 20th century. The result is one of Britain's most sumptuous…

Urbis

Urbis explores Urban culture and the cities of today and tomorrow through four floors of exhibitions about city life. Our exhibition programme features international large‐scale exhibitions offering unique insights into the dynamic culture of the modern city, with innovative explorations of design, architecture, graffiti, music and the…

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